A posthumous bust of Charles Townley (1737-1805) by his friend and contemporary, Joseph Nollekens.

Charles Townley was the noted collector of ancient sculpture of his day, partly because his collection was on display in his London house and available to view. He was a friend and patron of artists and scholars and a Trustee of the British Museum. The museum owns two paintings of Charles Townley: Zoffany's 'Charles Townley and his friends in the Park St. Gallery, Westminster' (ArtFunded in 1939) and Cosway's 'Group of Connoisseurs'.


? John Towneley; by descent; Daniel Katz Ltd.

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum

Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ
01282 424213

Opening times

February - November:

Sat - Wed, 12pm - 5pm. (Thurs 12:30pm - 5pm)

December - January:

Sat - Sun, 12pm - 5pm

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